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  • Lot# : 494 French Levant

    1816 (June 28): Entire letter from Smyrna to Marseille, disinfected in Semlin SPORCA DI DENTRO E NETTO DI FUORA via 'Thurn and Taxis' mail to Strasbourg showing ALLEMAGNE PAR STRASBOURG arriving Marseille Aug. 17th, where it's been disinfected again with a rake.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 495 French Levant

    1837 (Nov. 10): Entire letter from Smyrna via Constantinople and Vienna to Toulon, disinfected in Semlin and showing fine strike of italic "Purifiée à Maseille" on reverse. Unusual overland routing.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 496 French Levant

    1858 (July 7): Eightfold rate cover from Constantinople to Paris, bearing five examples of 1854 Napolèon imperforated 80 c. carmine with overall fair to good margins (two defective), bearing indistinct Anchor grill with boxed PD, ship's CARMEL cds and boxed "PAQUEBOTS DE LA MEDITARRANÉE" handstamp in red alongside. Reverse with MARSEILLE transit and PARIS arrival (July 15) cds's. Cover with part of the addressee's name cut out and restored, some edge wear, nevertheless a most interesting Shipmail cover.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 584 Tchad

    Chad 1900/44: Collection on beautifully written up leaves "The Postal Services in the Period of Military Pacification", with covers /cards (59); 1900 Military covers from Lt. Rondenay to Paris via Brazzaville (July 9), July 1900 cover endorsed "Mission Saharienne" with violet cachet to Algiers via Brazzaville, 1901 cover from Tchad to Sfax from a medical Major, 1902 "Mission Scientifique / Chari-Lac Tchad" cacheted cover, 1903 cover from Gribingui near Bangui to Paris and two further early Military usages, 1913/15 covers/cards from Fort Lamy and a 1915 Military usage, 1918 Miltary cover from Mao via Niger to Paris, 1925 First Flight Paris - Fort Lamy cover, 1925 covers (2) with Sudan adhesives used from Adré in Chad to Geneina, 1930 cover from Bardai via Faya, 1932 "Mission Bourbon" cover franked Sudan 5 pi. to Paris, 1933 cover from For Lamy to Shanghai with green Chinese Reseal labels, fine selection of 1930's mail, 1940 incoming Military cover from Mongoumba, Congo etc. A superb group of extremely scarce covers.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 585 French Guyana

    French Guiana Societe De Transports Aériens Guyanais / St. Laurent du Maroni issue 1921 (July 9): Typographed from Woodblock Plate, 75 c. dull violet, rouletted on two sides, a fine used example with large part oval Control cachet GUYANAIS SOC. in red. An extremely rare stamp with just 120 examples issued. Signed Calves & Scheller Yvert = € 2'600.
    Starting bid : 1,800.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800.00 CHF

    Lot# : 586 French Guyana

    1921 (July 9): Typographed from Woodblock Plate, 75 c. red on bluish grey vertically laid paper, a used example with part oval GUYANAIS Control handstamp in red overstruck with part AVION handstamp in black. A rare stamp with just 150 examples issued. Signed Brun Yvert = € 2'000.
    Starting bid : 850.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 587 French Guyana

    1921 (July 8): T.A.G. 75 c. black on greyish, a fine used example cancelled by straight line AVION in black. Scarce so fine, signed Calves Yvert = € 1'000.
    Starting bid : 400.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 588 French Guyana

    1921: Tete de Mercure, 0,75 fr. black on rose, an unused example with AVION handstamp in black. Signed Calves & Scheller Yvert = € 2'200.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000.00 CHF

    Lot# : 589 French Guyana

    1921 (July 8): T.A.G. 75 c. black on salmon paper, a fine unused example with large margins all round, fresh colour, without gum as issued. Merest trace of hinge thin of no significance. An extremely fine example of a very rare stamp, just 500 issued of which most were used. Signed Calves Yvert = € 1'750.
    Starting bid : 850.00 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 590 French Indo China Local Issues

    French Indochina 1904/1968: Accumulation of over 130 covers with around thirty being prior to 1930. There are many different stamps and postmarks with a good proportion being sent to Europe including a 1905 card from Cambodia to Paris. A seapost letter with French Line Marseille a Yokohama and Swiss postage due also deserve a special mention.
    Starting bid : 200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 420.00 CHF

    Lot# : 591 French Indo China Local Issues

    1905/65: Group of 23 covers including a philatelic envelope wit 'Orphans' from 1919 from 16 C. to 4 P. etc, picture postcards and commercial mail up to the independence; added a cover Portuguese India 1940c; mostly addressed to Switzerland.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 460.00 CHF

    Lot# : 592 French Polynesia

    French Polynesia 1857: Entire letter from Papeete to Cognac endorsed "voie de Panama et d'Angleterre", being the second half of a long letter (the two halves mailed separately) written by a school inspector in Papeete on the education in the Islands and the benefits of travelling by boat rather than on horseback, and the inevitable comments on the attractiveness of the local population; struck in transit in London (April 1) with "GB / 2F 87½c." accountancy marking and thence via Calais and Paris to Cognac (April 3) and charged '12' décimes due in black. Early mail from Tahiti is very rare.
    Starting bid : 750.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 850.00 CHF

    Lot# : 593 French Polynesia

    1894/94c.: Range of covers/cards (70) mostly modern but with some useful frankings inc. 1894 registered cover to Germany via San Francisco, 1915 cover with framed "Troupes / Mobilées / De / Tahiti" cachet in blue, and some cancellation interest with Hao, Huahine, Maupiti, Papeete, Puamau, Pukapuka, Sce. de la Plonge, Taravao, Taiohae usages noted; World War II censored frankings to USA (3) or France, range of modern Official usages etc.
    Starting bid : 150.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 150.00 CHF

    Lot# : 598 French New Caledonie

    New Caledonia 1893: Envelope (a bit reduced at the bottom) as a registered letter from "Nlle CALÉDONIE NOUMÉA 20 FEVR 93" franked with 1, 2, and 4 Centimes, some stamps with a bit irregular perforation. Each denomination has been affixed 10x; distributed on the front, as well as on the back side. Cancel "LIGNE T PAQ. FR. N°6 25 FEVR 93" on front, arrival "STRASSBURG  (ELS) 30.3.93.." on the back.
    Starting bid : 100.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF

    Lot# : 599 Reunion

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    Réunion 1852: Typographie 15 c. black on azure, a fresh adhesive with overall close to good margins all round, shaved at left, reverse with light thin spot at top, without gum. In spite of its imperfections an attractive example of this sought after stamp, signed Stanley Gibbons, Forbin & Miro; cert. Calves (2003) Yvert = € 45'000.
    Starting bid : 5,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500.00 CHF

    Lot# : 600 French New Caledonie

    1876/1990c.: Covers/cards (225+) with exceptional early to modern range incl. 1876 cover with scarce triangular 'Faut de Timbres' cachet in black ex Noumea to Paris, 1876 cover with General Issues  Cérès 10 c. and 30 c. to France, 1888 cover from La Foa to France at 25 c. rate, 1894 and 1896 New South Wales 2½ d. rate covers to Noumea, 1889 and 1897 Military concession covers (3) franked at 15 c. to France, 1893 'NCE' four colour franking cover locally used, 1895 diagonally overprinted 10 c. and 20 c. on registered cover to Paris (signed), 1915 postcard from Vou via Noumea to France, 1928 cover to Mexico, 1935 cover handstamped "AVION ACCIDENTE" from Scipio crash, World War II censored covers (17) incl. one to Egypt, one to New Zealand and another to the Congo, cancellation interest incl. Bourail, Canala, Fonwhary, Houailou, Kaala-Gomen, La Foa, None, Paagoumene, Paita (on 1898 cover), Pouembout, Poinuime, Pounerihouen, Tadine Mare, Temala, Thio (on 1898 cover), Touho and Yate; including a range of fine postcards and one or two Wallis & Futuna covers, an excellent lot with viewing recommended.
    Starting bid : 1,200.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700.00 CHF
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